Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly is speaking out against the network’s decision to fire Tucker Carlson.
In an interview with SiriusXM’s “The Megyn Kelly Show,” Kelly called Carlson’s firing a “terrible move” and said it was “a great thing for Tucker.”
“I don’t know what drove Fox News to make this decision,” Kelly said. “And it was clearly Fox News’ decision because they’re not letting him say goodbye.”
Kelly said she believes Carlson was fired because he was “too popular” and “too successful.”
“I think this is a terrible move by Fox, and it’s a great thing for Tucker Carlson,” Kelly said. “I think he’s going to go on to do great things.”
Kelly also said she believes Carlson’s firing is a sign of the “woke” takeover of Fox News.
“I think this is a sign of the times,” Kelly said. “I think Fox News is becoming more and more woke, and I think Tucker Carlson was the last holdout.”
Kelly’s comments come just days after Carlson was fired from Fox News. Carlson was one of the network’s most popular hosts, and his show was one of the most watched on cable news.
Carlson’s firing has been met with mixed reactions from conservatives. Some have praised him for speaking out against the mainstream media, while others have criticized him for his inflammatory rhetoric.
Regardless of one’s opinion of Carlson, his departure is a major blow to Fox News. The network has been struggling in recent months, and Carlson’s show was one of its most popular.
Without Carlson, Fox News will have to find a way to fill the void in its prime-time lineup. The network has a number of potential candidates, but it remains to be seen who will be able to replicate Carlson’s success.
Carlson’s departure is also a sign of the changing times in the conservative media landscape. The rise of social media has given conservatives a new platform to reach their audience, and Fox News is no longer the only game in town.